Acts Online
GT Shield

Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act No. 56 of 2003)

Chapter 5 : Co-Operative Government

36. National and provincial allocations to municipalities


(1) In order to provide predictability and certainty about the sources and levels of intergovernmental funding for municipalities, the accounting officer of a national or provincial department and the accounting authority of a national or provincial public entity responsible for the transfer of any proposed allocations to a municipality, must by no later than 20 January of each year notify the National Treasury or the relevant provincial treasury, as may be appropriate, of all proposed allocations, and the projected amounts of those allocations, to be transferred to each municipality during each of the next three financial years.


(2) The Minister or the MEC responsible for finance in a province must, to the extent possible, when tabling the national annual budget in the National Assembly or the provincial annual budget in the provincial legislature, make public particulars of any allocations due to each municipality in terms of that budget, including the amount to be transferred to the municipality during each of the next three financial years.